Sunday, June 6, 2010

A Scouting Weekend

Where did this week go? Time seems to be flying faster and faster!
I spent most of the week preparing for our Community Bridging Ceremony. Girl Scouts come together to cross the bridge to the next age level and are greeted by an older scout. My troop bridged from Girl Scout Senior to Ambassador.

It was a gorgeous night for an outdoor ceremony. It seemed like there were hundreds of Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies! Julia impressed everyone (including the council representative on the right) by playing Taps on the bugle. She totally rocks!

The next morning, we attended an Eagle Scout Court of Honor.
Julia was the first one up to congratulate Manny, noting their scouting friendship, playing echo Taps together, and playing in jazz band. (Yes, she always wears her GS uniform to Boy Scout events!) Pete is in Manny's troop, but was unable to attend the ceremony.

For his Eagle project, Manny planted a Liberty Elm on the grounds of the Senior Center and built the stone wall around it. His mom planted the flowers! (Sorry the tree blends in with the ones behind it.) It was a pretty cool project!

After my father passed away, my mother and I planted a weigela in his memory. (She was a member of the garden club at the time.) You can see Manny's tree in the background, and a bocce court in between.

The jazz band played a dinner show at a local restaurant Saturday night. They blew the roof off the joint! Julia looked even prettier than this picture shows. She loves playing jazz, but won't play an ad lib solo. I wouldn't do it in high school, either, so I totally get what she's feeling. Grandma's putting pressure on her, though! (Manny played at least 7 solos. He's amazing! It was Manny Day.)

Pete went on his Jamboree shake out weekend and survived the heat and a severe thunderstorm. A perfect practice weekend for the Jambo! He had a camera with him, but never took it out. I hope he does a better job at the Jambo.

1 comment:

Sew Many Ways... said...

Such a pretty picture of Julia. Congratulations to everyone...such a busy time right now for all. I think I would have cried if I heard her play taps in person. Such a moving song.
Talk to you soon,